The rise of social media has us posting, liking, tweeting, e-mailing, and/or texting our sentiments, in a flash. Convenient, sure, but lacks personal touch. I think the digital Christmas card is today’s scrooge.
At home, we get Christmas and holiday cards from our insurance company and from our bank and from our car dealership, and I think, “Oh okay, that’s nice,” but they don’t give me the Warm fuzzies. But the ones we get from family and friends do, and those make me smile.
Taking time to sign and address a card and, even better, to write a short note inside, says you took time to think about that person, at least a little longer than it takes to click “send.” It’s a nice change to find in our mailboxes mail that is not junk or a bill (a different kind of junk). And there’s a nice warm feeling about those greeting cards that arrive via snail mail in time to decorate the mantle or wall, and to warm our hearts.
So c’mon, go retro, I challenge you to make someone pull some joy out of the mailbox. Dale.
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
What are you thankful for today?
“Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.”
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.”